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Brents new mek/chemo update

Forums General Melanoma Community Brents new mek/chemo update

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    sharmon
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      He was on Mek alone for over 14 months and was stable after a 25% reduction.  In Feb. he increased in two tumors by 23% and was removed from that MEk alone trial.  He had his first infusion of the Pemetrexed chemo a week ago along with a dose amount of 1.5 mg of MEK .

      We want you to know that he feels that the discomfort he was feeling at the end of the Mek alone trial is much better.  Brent is BRAF negative and negative for all the mutations that MDA has to ability to screen. 

      He was on Mek alone for over 14 months and was stable after a 25% reduction.  In Feb. he increased in two tumors by 23% and was removed from that MEk alone trial.  He had his first infusion of the Pemetrexed chemo a week ago along with a dose amount of 1.5 mg of MEK .

      We want you to know that he feels that the discomfort he was feeling at the end of the Mek alone trial is much better.  Brent is BRAF negative and negative for all the mutations that MDA has to ability to screen. 

      The side effects from the Pemetrexed chemo is mild.  Slight flu like feeling and some fatique.  Pemetrexed is a chemo use for lung cancer. 

      God Bless you all and each one of you are important to us.  Just knowing you are there helps us know we are not alone.

      Sharon

       

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        Rocklove
        Participant

          So glad things are going so smooth Sharon. Looking forward to catching up with You and Brent this week.

          We Love You Two…

          Rocky

            Terra
            Participant

              I wish you both well and look forward to hearing good news on your first scans.

              Vermont_Donna
              Participant

                Dear Sharon and Brent,

                So very glad to hear this news; hoping for progress in eradicating the beast as you go full steam ahead and wishing you both good news with the upcoming scans…keep up the good work!

                Vermont_Donna, stage 3a

                Vermont_Donna
                Participant

                  Dear Sharon and Brent,

                  So very glad to hear this news; hoping for progress in eradicating the beast as you go full steam ahead and wishing you both good news with the upcoming scans…keep up the good work!

                  Vermont_Donna, stage 3a

                  Terra
                  Participant

                    I wish you both well and look forward to hearing good news on your first scans.

                  Rocklove
                  Participant

                    So glad things are going so smooth Sharon. Looking forward to catching up with You and Brent this week.

                    We Love You Two…

                    Rocky

                    King
                    Participant

                      Hi Sharon,

                      I see this was posted a few days ago so I hope Brent is still feeling okay.  Just curious..what was his MEK dose when he was in the MEK alone trial?  And I didn't realize that he was having discomfort at the end of the MEK trial. 🙁

                      Thinking of you both (and Rocky, too, if he is there).  Keep us posted.

                      Stay Strong
                      Kathie

                      Stage IV 7/05 Liver mets

                      King
                      Participant

                        Hi Sharon,

                        I see this was posted a few days ago so I hope Brent is still feeling okay.  Just curious..what was his MEK dose when he was in the MEK alone trial?  And I didn't realize that he was having discomfort at the end of the MEK trial. 🙁

                        Thinking of you both (and Rocky, too, if he is there).  Keep us posted.

                        Stay Strong
                        Kathie

                        Stage IV 7/05 Liver mets

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